A real world art+science structure that seeks to provide a setting for thought and/or discussion about our place in the cosmos. And biscuits (budget permitting).
The structure's keystone is a 6ft CNC etched clear acrylic version of the famous Golden Record from the Voyager spacecraft. We are working towards having a laser track the current position of Voyager + communicate with the spacecraft (the most distant human made object in the universe). The live data will be interpreted by over a thousand RGB LEDs and audio from the record will be played thru ultrasonic speakers creating a unique experience.
Up to this point I've played the role of a artist and designer on the project as part of the Desert Wizards of Mars - A awesome group of engineers, artists, filmmakers, architects, space scientists and space enthusiasts.
Please get in touch if you are interested contributing to this on going project.
Build: April thru August of 2015
Show: BM 2015 & Sci/Educational Events
We desperately currently need ---
1)Certified Structural Designer - Input support on the Design and Materials. 2)YOU?
One of the burning questions right now is what material is ideal to cover the metal framework underneath. Seeing that we will need a few dozen sheets of it, cost and weight are the main challenges. I made this image to help brainstorm the problem:
This material is looking promising for everything except won't curve around corners - as is. Incredible strength to weight ratio. Much lighter at 4'X8 and more rigid. All weather. If you get it in black then you don't need to paint it and I would think scratches will barely show. http://corrugatedplastics.net/4mmFlutedCorrugatedPlasticSheets.html